Since I'm a fat guy and grew up a fat kid I spend an inordinate amount of time wondering about food. And I was wondering the other day, "Whatever happened to Corn Quistos?" For anyone who doesn't know what the hell I'm talking about, Corn Quistos were a snack sold in the 80s. They were little hard, rolled pretzels with creamy cheese filling inside. I loved them. I remember walking on over to the 7-Eleven to get these and various other snacks (nachos, beef jerky, Big Gulp, ice cream)....mmmmmm!
Summer vacations were an endless round of junk food, TV watching, reading, and video rentals. Picture this: hot June and July days in El Paso, Texas, fat kid with glasses (almost a mini-Roger Ebert), walking a few blocks under a clear, desert sky (did I mention it was amazingly hot), sweat pouring down oversized T-shirt, in the armpits, on the chest area, a pair of "Husky" jeans. Said kid walks into the local 7-Eleven to feel the cool, refrigerated air and gets himself a Big Gulp, candy (Reese's or Twix), some nachos with gobs of gooey, yellow-orange cheese and slabs of jalapenos (they're not as good anymore at 7-Eleven), maybe a packet of Big League Chew, and possibly a comic book or two. Then rolls on back home to await his favorite cousin so they could go rent Spaceballs or Conan the Barbarian. Domino's Pizza delivers some pizza later on that night and we play on the Nintendo 64 the next morning.
Ain't a bloated, spoiled, American life grand?